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has been sold, we have a live report from new york and stay tuned we will have all the details. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an
and a half of snow through new york and new england over the next 24 hours or so as a mighty nor'easter bears down. the powerful storm left a mess in the deep south as you saw including the tornado damage in alabama and record snowfall in arkansas. tens of thousands throughout the south and midwest still without power. more than 1400 flights canceled as of this evening and travelers are advised that it is delegate to get worse. the storm system has already been blamed for at least six deaths. the nasty weather is causing chaos in the skies with flyers seeing huge delays in more than 1300 flights already canceled. tonight listen to one pilot as he apologizes for something that he couldn't even control. here is abc 7 news reporter lisa stark. >> reporter: for tens of thousands of travelers scrambling to get home any holiday cheer is gone. frustration even boiling over in the cockpit. one american airlines pilot talking to passengers was clearly fed up after nearly five hours onboard waiting to take off. >> it is beyond reroach. i have no words to tell you how sorry i am for all of this. this is
.s. giving the government there a new warning. >>> political job that new york's mayor bloomberg thinks hillary clinton would be per >>> good tuesday morning. 5:13. sutro tower camera looking at san francisco across the bay into oakland clear out there. no real rain drops right now. a few sprinkles possibly. mike says if you are in the north bay chances are better for that this morning. >>> you are about to see frightening video. an arrest warrant is out for a tv host involved in a stunt that left a chico man with severe burns while magician was per for on tv in the dominican republic. -- the host doused him with flappable cologne and his head was cover -- flammable colon his head was covered in flames, he is optimistic his face will heal with no scars his hand remains badly injured and very painful. >>> troubling signs in syria intelligence reports suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on their own people. u.s. official says according to recently obtained intelligence, syrian forces began mixing two chemicals needed to make sarin. president obama has issued a
mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if
officials are warning gay men about a recent uptick in meningitis cases in new york city. there have been 12 cases of the disease reported among gay men in new york city in the past year t. can be transmitted -- it can be transmitted during intimate or sexual conduct with someone who is infected, sneezing, coughing or sharing drinks or food with a opinion who's infected -- person who's infected. although there as well not been cases in san francisco, officials are asking those who have recently travelled to new york to consult their doctors. >>> marijuana smokers lit up at the space needle at midnight. >> three, two, one! [ cheering and applause ] >> there are still some stipulations. users must carry less than an ounce of marijuana, and it is still illegal to buy or grow it. there is also the big question of what the federal government will do about the decriminalization of pot at the state level since marijuana is still illegal on the federal level. >>> lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people are better at managing their money than the average american! a survey found they earned
there may be only two people at the fiscal cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. and clearing a negotiating room improves the chances for success. just 25 minutes from now the closely watched monthly unemployment report will be released for november. coming up at 5:15 what economists say the numbers released this morning don't accurately reflect the current jobs market. >>> time now 5:05. reports an oakland church youth group visiting florida today is out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday. about an hour after arriving for a weekend youth conference. they are saying thieves broke into their van, stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them so they at least spent last night in a hotel. there is no word yet if this group plans to come back to
with new york stock exchange officials and businesses in august to about 11 to one of a planned september protest. >> the fbi released a statement says it recognizes the right of individuals and groups to engage in peaceful protest, but must also take precautions to do with any potential threat of violence. >> of santos is moved up its annual gun buyback program in the wake of its months shooting rampage in connecticut. >> people to drop off their guns exchange for gross restore gift card no questions asked. >> the mayor says the city's residents were to be protected. >> we want our legislators to do some. we feel like there's too much talking and not enough action. this is an opportunity for reply acting get rid of guns they do not use that they do not need. there are too often stolen. >> this is a hugely successful program the city says it will destroy the guns is given. says the buyback program started in 2009, lawson was has collected 8000 weapons. >> the time now is 4:27. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news more your forecast. and live look outside at walnut creek we are waking u
cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks and those say clearing the negotiating room clears the chances for success. f we have new unemployment numbers released just a few minutes ago. employers added 146,000 new jobs in november. the unemployment rate dropped to a four-year low of 7 .7%. coming up at 6:15 the factors that economists predicted would have a negative impact on the numbers but apparently did not. >>> time now 6:07. we are following this story. oakland church youth group traveling in florida they are out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday about an hour after arriving far weekend youth conference. someone broke into their van stole 12,000 cash. one member of the group says they were able to have some money mired so they -- wired so they did spend last night in
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in new york state marked a milestone over the weekend, first ever same-sex wedding. they exchanged vows saturday. senior army chaplain officiated. fulton is a west point graduate. they had a civil commitment ceremony in 1999 have now formally tied the knot. new york state legalized same-sex last year. >>> moraga toon didn't add eagle scout award because he's gay will be honored by the -- last year the souths say he violate -- today ryan will be honored at the opening session of the assembly by openly gay speaker john perez. >>> raider nation we want to see your team pride e-mail your!umfb fan photos to urepor. we will show them on air during our special raiders day edition of abc7 news at 4:00, thursday. at 5, watch manning and broncos take on the raiders here on abc7. >> which will give the raiders the edge they need to beat those broncos. >>> still ahead, just minutes from possibly learning the fate of same-sex in california. supreme court is expected to release key decision any moment we'll break down what could happen and what's next. >>> overnight on the run in the east bay, pursu
in pennsylvania, upstate new york and some new england states. thousands are now stranded at airports across the country. >> you can't change it so you take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> in the bay area dozens of flights to the east coast were also grounded. bay area airports have also had days of delays because of rain here and with more rain expected on friday the local flight delays could continue through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>>
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
parties you are not alone "new york times" reports there is a worldwide helium shortage, the reason a drop in natural gas prices making helium less profitable. new plants under construction in wyoming and overseas are facing delays and maintenance trouble. some party supply stores are turning away customers wanting balloons. others are rationing >> new video provided from airplane manufacturer boeing shows 20,000 potatoes filling seats on a test aircraft, boeing says too)>ly simulate how humans respond to electronic signals from wifi to sport phones. engineers say it avoids filling plane with hundreds of people for long periods of time after the test, boeing donated the potatoes to a food bank. >> sounds like a half baked idea to me. norad saying good-bye to google and hello to microsoft, the santa tracker team will use microsoft's bing mapping service to help track santa's journey around the world for the past five years norad had been using google earth. the partnership broke up when google launched its own competing santa tracking service. >> the tracking starts in four days or three da
of the nation's midsection. the national weather service says that some parts of upstate new york and pennsylvania could see up to 2 feet of snow creating whiteout conditions and forecasters are warning states in the gulf to brace for tornadoes. the weather is complicating travel plans for people trying to get home. airlines have delayed and canceled flights in and out of many hubs. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democratic senate leader harry reid. >>> it's a scary statistic for recent college graduates. the number of young californians with degrees working in restaurants or retail has nearly doubled over the last five years. grace lee tells us these are the same people who have expensive college loans to pay off. >> reporter: when you're shopping this holiday season or eating out, take a look around. you might notice a lot more people under 30 working those
today. abc news in new york reports there will be five funerals and six wakes there were nine funerals and wakes, yesterday including knows for a teacher and principal. the shooter and his mother nancy we heard about her concern for her son and his mental health. cnn is reporting the day before her death she returned from a short trip alone to a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends say in recent years she felt comfortable leaving adam at home, unsupervisedded. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> -- >>> santa clara county leaders will hold a vigil tonight for the victims of the school tragedy last night members of the bay area sikh community gathered to offer their prayers. after the vigil in fairfield, there was a discussion about issues related to the tradition including gun control and mental health aid. the congregation is inviting peep of all religions for another service sunday tonight's vigil at the santa clara government center starting 6:30. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the tragedy in newtown. you can sign up for breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> waking
exam. she was admitted to a new york city hospital where doctors will monitor her at least 48 hours. she has been recovering from a stomach virus. she had been planning get to work this work. >>> the government from going over the flip, yet as the -- fiscal cliff, both republicans said they will not vote tonight. they will reconvene tomorrow morning. >> the vote on spending cuts and tax high school thaksd prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country
the rainfall has diminished from yesterday. mainly snowfall as we can see through pennsylvania, new york, and through ohio. a number of winter weather advisories. with snowfall rates that could bring 1 ft. in portions of this region. as we take a look of the watches and the warning's there is a winter weather the advisory could produce two-5 in.. however, the pink and the red could produce more snowfall. and in this location near pittsburgh we are going to c 1.5 ft. and gusting. this is going to produce to the east but it will possibly dissipate within 24 hours. >> this high winds and record snowfalls have turned holiday travel into a nightmare before christmas. this satellite photo shows the size of the winter storm now moving into new england. down on earth, the picture is not so pretty. in the upper midwest it is more than a foot deep. >> heavy, wet snow driving hazardous. >> we just dumped in the ditch >> flying unpredictable. >> i'm prayin' >> i'm afraid i wont make it >> hundreds of flights delayed a multi=vehicle pileup in iowa. another one in michigan, some deliveries delayed. bu
health officials are warning of gay men about a recent uptick in meningitis cases in new york city. there is been about 12 cases of the disease were reported among gay men in new york in the past year. meningitis can be transmitted during intimate or sexual contact with someone who was infected. it also be transmitted by sneezing, coughing or sharing drinks are food with an infected person. although there has not been any recent cases in san francisco. health officials are asking those who plan to travel or have recently traveled to new york to consult with their doctor. >> with warnings that this flu season could be one of the worst in recent years to restore farmers is in the bay area will be giving free flu shots to children ages 4 to 18. >> the free vaccination program is called shoe the flu. it is designed to improve or rock community health. the program runs through the end of the year and is being funded by the page family foundation. again it is free. the reynauds took on the denver broncos at the coliseum. the broncos quarterback jason manning through his 30 touchdown bidd
their in international operations between new york and london. the deal will not be announced any time soon. we will let you know when word comes down. the transaction would be the latest in a round of mergers that every shape the airline. highlights oil prices may precipitate more takeovers in the future. >> ford is recalling two of its biggest selling and newest models. the 2013 escape cross over. and the fusion mid-size sedan. the automatic said they can overheat and catch fire. ford says that has not been any reported injuries but has 12 reports of a stake fires and one for fusion. this is the third recall for the state. the fusion was up just name green car of the year at the l.a. auto show. >> the amount of global he traffic pollution rose again last year by 3 percent. scientists say it is unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees. majority of the increase comes from china and carbon the oxide pollution. the nine states in germany are the only two countries to reduce their carbon dioxide pollution. that amounts to two, 4 million lbs. of carbon dioxide released into the air
to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million fewer people than initially projected. we will be right back. óó >> let's take a quick look outside. here is a shot from san francisco from van ness ave. let's check in with janu for your first forecast. >> the system that was bringing us more stirred yesterday has been pushed out of the area. we are still dealing with lingering sprinkler and through the south bay as well as parts of the peninsula. taking a
with no signs of progress. stay with abc7 morning news, 6:30 the opening bell live from the new york stock exchange. 6:45 live to jane king for an update. >>> in a few hours pearl harbor survivors as well as military and coast guard veterans will place a wreath in alameda to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack on the pearl harbor base in hawaii. it will be followed by a 20 within gun salute. more than 2400 americans died when the japanese bombed pearl harbor in a surprise attack december 7th, 1941. the attack helped usher the u.s. into world war ii. 3:45 in afternoon sons and daughters of survivors will attend the 48th annual beacon lighting in honor of pearl harbor day. >>> the iphone is likely coming to t-mobile in the new year, the company says it will add apple products in 2013 the company didn't mention the iphone by name and misses say it is likely the -- >>> san francisco-based site zynga wants a real money gambling experience for users. the company has filed an application for a gambling license with nevada regulators. zynga need as decisional revenue sources interests
from new york to tell us what is coming up on your show. good morning. >> hey, carolyn, good morning to you. good morning to lisa and good morning to everyone in san francisco. we have a little breaking news this morning. the life or death rescue mission. troops swooping in to save an american doctor held by the taliban. and this morning kate middleton is stepping out. and we are hearing more from the family of the nurse who died after being on the wrong side of the prank call. we will hear from reporter stationed in australia this morning about reaction on the ground. and some relief at the gas station just in times for the holidays. prices dropping to almost three dollars a gallon. how low will they go and what is going on here? we will get an update on that. and the story everybody is talking about this morning is this right here, what you are looking at. is this the new jersey shore? m tv is certainly hoping so. it's called buck wild and it's not even on the air but it's already making people very, very mad. why one senator from west virginia wants m tv to pull the whole plug on
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
of syracuse, new york are dealing with this. they are waking up to plows working over time, frustrated drivers stuck with no place to go. it is not over yet. meteorologists are worried about what could be the nightmare after christmas. two new storms are moving in. forcasters predicting a white christmas with more snow expected this afternoon and evening. >> yikes! >> beautiful up until it ruins your plans. >>> a lot of people have two cars in new york, one for winter, summer, different lifestyle than what we are used to here. when we are dealing with the rain again tomorrow into possibly thursday, or wednesday just remember that at least we are not dealing with all that snow and the issues that it can cause, good morning. clear from sutro tower towards the east bay hills, live doppler has a few radar returns over the ocean otherwise clearing conditions and a little fog forring don't for bet that especially inland. -- for forget that especially inland. with guerneville going to peak a little over 30 feet, flood stages 32 getting up into that possible cautionary place that some of the smaller o
a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringing that light to the world. >>oqzñ after one somber funeral, mourners packed pews to remember a 6-year-old caroline. her parents say she was quote a blessing from god, brought joy to everyone she touched. throughout the area, four more farewells for charlotte bacon, chase, principal, and a 27-year-old victoria soto. the nation remembers soto as the teacher who lost her life trying to save her young students. her family remembering her for so much more. >> just her face. and the smile. happiness she had. >> when students returned to classes in a school, they will be greeted by donna page, returning to the position. in newtown, connecticut abc 7 news. >> and stay with abc 7 for coverage of the shooting tragedy in newtown, abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring us an update at 5:00. you can sign up for breaking news alerts. >> with the nation attention on guns in the wake of newtown one neighborhood is suffering gun violence on a da
town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
and rambunctious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite player, victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with the angels and knocking halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. marly hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >>> some california lawmakers say it's time for new state laws in hope of preventing tragedies like the one in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more backgr
in and get to work from day one and get a defense established. >> nba tonight. knicks and heat. new york without carmela who injured his finger. raymond led the way with 27 points. if the knicks had 18, 3's. 18 points off the bench and win fifth straight. leave miami by game and a half of best record in the east. 112-92 was the final in miami. the knicks without mellow and blow out the heat. 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> raiders were this close. >> well, if very from us frustrating. imagine how they feel. >> good point. >> thanks larry. >> it could be worse we could be them. >> for all of us here, thanks for joining us everyone. >> i'm kidding. more from all of us we appreciate it. next newscast at 4:30 am and of course stay connected at abc 7 news.com. >> we leave with you the 83rd annual christmas tree lighting at golden gate park. lots of family friends. santa too. >> we sure appreciate your tim time. holidays are here and nice cool evening throughout tonight and no rain. mrs. mrs. clause how fun is that. >> terrific night everyone. >> terrific night ever
in at no. 2. topping london, new york city and washington d.c. in the top side. san francisco is the sixth most searched city. rounding out the top 10 are san diego, dubai, new orleans and hong kong. >> analysts by dink life dot com right san francisco was the best place for couples with and will end comes and no kids to live. new york city comes in second place. and washington d.c. is third on the list. san francisco has the lowest percentage of children out of major cities in america. only 13.4% of the city's approximately 800,000 residents are under 80 years old. >> wthis is for you. a new company golden spike announce that you can go get a round trip tickets to the moon for $1.5 million by 2020. the company is selling this moon trip to the nation's, corporations, and individuals. golden spikes says that they're putting much of the details together for these flights. >>
. >>> at least two firefighters have been shot while responding to a house fire in new york. it happened shortly before 6:00 eastern time near lake ontario. firefighters were shot as they arrived at the scene. one is said to be in satisfactory condition. >> the other's condition is unknown at this hour. firefighters are not fighting the fire right now because they are waiting for police to finish evacuating the area as they search for a shooter. the fire has now spread to other homes. >>> the bickering continues a week away from the fiscal cliff. talks to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts won't resume until thursday. andrew spencer has the very latest. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers says president obama wants the country to fall off the fiscal cliff. >> we were gonna go over the cliff before. we are gonna now because that's what the president wants. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner failed to get enough vote for his plan b on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people making more than a million dollars a year. on friday, they left town with no deal. >> i've
if they plan to travel to new york. 12 cases have been identified in gay men in new york in the past year. three men have been diagnosissed in the last six weeks. the severe bacterial infection effects the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord and spread by intimate contact. >> it's due to a bacteria and it is passed by a very close personal contact so secretions of any kind including saliva. >> san francisco is not experienced inn cases at this point but they want residents to be aware of that outbreak. >>> many children's products may have -- they are taking legal action against toys r us, target, and walmart to stop the sell of foam products that contain high levels of the carcinogen. it's been linked with gene mutations and hormone disruptions. it includes map mats, changing ribs, and mattresses. >>> would you drink coffee originating from the tail end of an elephant? some people are paying $50 a cup to savor of flavor. it's called black ivory coffee. it's made from coffee beans eaten by elephants from thailand and picked from what they leave behind. it's helped to create the s
in the washington post and new york times loitered in the week as part of its come better campaign. rumors that the second generation ipad mini with a rat in a display is set to launch a head of apple's typical annual schedule next year have been swirling. it appears abels full-sized ipad may be sticking to its new semi annual release schedule. new reports suggest apple plans to launch a new thinner, lighter and 9.7 and ipad as soon as march of 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, the march was also suggested in recent rat not ipad mini rumors. the time is 6:11 a.m. and we will be back in a couple of minutes. a live look at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. an oakland is 51 degrees, that seems kind of warm to made. the high will be 56. with rain yesterday we have what roads today. we have the bright lights for the pirates scored new year's eve party getting started at 11:30 p.m. on december 31st. óó >> this morning and have alleged acts warning has expired on lake tahoe. sierra nevadas years enjoyed a fresh blanket of snow on christm
yesterday outside of nob hill foods. the man was identified as 53- year-old aldon mau. >>> the new york man shoved to death has been laid to rest. funeral services were held yesterday for the victim, ki- suck han. his daughter was there clutching a photograph. many wonder why passengers department try to save him. >>> from where i was, i could scream my lungs out, probably no one would have heard it and since my camera is always on. >> you tight that might have warned the con-- you thought that might have warned the conductor? >> the suspect, naeem davis, is being held on bail. he claims han would not leave him aloin and was -- him alone and was drunk. >>> some economists say democrats have numbers on their side for this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: more hiring could mean more support for president obama's agenda. here's what we learned from the labor department this morning. 146,000 jobs were added in november. that's almost double what some experts had predicted -- projected. the unemployment rate is the best we've seen in four years, down to 7.7% from 7.9% the month before. now, economists
command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether >> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san francisco on van ness ave. >> we're looking at a great weekend in general. i know that did things are subject to change. >> i did not think it will rain at least for today. in the south bay may be showers will develop overnight. you could see the green on your screen looks like it is impacting the north bay. the moisture not hitting the ground and is sitting offshore. we're drive of the most part for now. as we h
teammates and his football family in my time here. >> in belcher's hometown in west battle in new york, family and friends were shaken and tried to console one another. >> a family man, a loving person. >> he was like somebody to look up to around here. >> the chiefs released this statement declaring the entire chiefs family is deeply sad ended by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy for family and friends about this unthinkable tragedy. the chiefs will host their game sunday as scheduled. abc news, new york. >>> new this morning a college football fan is hospitalized in north carolina after falling 40 feet from the fourth level of bank of america stadium in charlotte. it happened during the acc championship game between florida state and georgia tech. the 22-year-old florida man landed on a grassy area below the ramp that fans use to get to the upper level. police say it appears to be accidental. it's the first such incident at this stadium where the carolina panthers play. >>> the edge of america's fiscal cliff is getting closer. can congress reach a deal
destroyed in upstate new york after what we showed you yesterday live on our air here where the firefighters went to respond to a house fire and someone started shooting at them. let me go back and i'll tell you who the name of the shooter is now we know that this morning. william spengler is the one who police say set his own home on fire and then fired shots at the firefighters when they showed up. sean carroll tells us it's not spengler's first run-in with police. >> the first police officer managed to exchange fire with spengler who laid in wait. >> he was shooting at a berm near the home where he can barricaded himself with his weapons to shoot the innocent responders. and i will say the first webster police officers to respond engaged the shooter in probably in all likelihood, saved many lives. >> reporter: spengler's criminal past dates back to july, 1980, the death of his grandmother. >> spengler lived alone at this house for over 40 years. she was found dead at the floor of the dwelling by her grandson, william spengler, who lives next door. spengler discovered the body at 12:45 p.m
. in a joint statement on the matter, governor andrew cuomo of new york and new jersey governor chris christie say, this money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuild. they also say, their request includes funding to invest in efforts to protect the region from impact of storms like sandy. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. >> a new jobs report shows. a big drop in the nations unemployment. last month, 146- thousand jobs were added in the u-s. right now, the unemployment rate is 7-point-7 percent. that number does not include people who have stopped looking for work. still - it is the lowest percentage in 4-years. kron 4's justine waldman has a closer look at employment growth here in the bay area. and shows us where the jobs are here >> according to the california employment development department. there are jobs in the bay area. you just need to know where to look. ruth kavanagh's job is to watch the job numbers. she tells me. the latest figures show the labor market is improving. >> some growth is recovery from the downturn that we h
stolen electronics. >> the due york subway killing. they are showing no remorse of the new york subway killing. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>this just in to the kron 4 news room sunday dikes sunny--he has just been named their new head coach. there are multiple reports that sonny dikes.. when tedford... was fired earlier this year. >> investigators say a multimillion-dollar burglary operation has been san francisco police say they've busted a burglary ring... and they've recovered here's just some of what they found. investigators say a multimillion dollar auto more than a thousand electronic devices have been recovered. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story and has more from fisherman's wharf. three people were arrested two are still in jail. police say it was parking garage in fisherman's wharf that helped catch
the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite football player, giants wide receiver victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with -- at the angels and knocking their halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. meantime, newtown school officials have set up grief counselors to speak with students who are still dealing with this tragedy. brian. >> you, know marlie, is the sense back there that parents are going to send their kids back to school in the next couple of days, or -- or are they going to be sending them back maybe they are going to take a break and wait until after the christmas holidays? >> reporter: brian, some parents have expressed that they are hesitant to send their children back to school. one for security reasons. but mainly because they feel they are not emotionally ready. but other parents say it's important for the kids to go back to school today just to restore a sense of normalcy and get back to thei
starting in 2013, colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee will add 300 hours ever of instruction part of a three year project that will affect 20,000 in 40 schools. administrators hope it makes american students more competitive with their counterparts in other countries. districts can decide if they will add extra hours or extra days. >>> breaking news in the east bay, two highway patrol identifies are injured after their vehicle flips during a pursuit, we have incredible video coming up. >>> weekend's super soaker washes away a chunk of road in the east bay. neighbors say it could have been much worse. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> breaking news near livermore two chp officers have been injured when their patrol car flipp
. "the new york times" says new york city, los angeles, philadelphia, anchorage and kerney, nebraska all reported declines in obesity. they are not sure what is contributing to the decline because those cities have had programs fighting childhood obesity for years. >>> it is 7:17. the australian radio station behind that royal primary call that ended in tragedy says it will donate this month's pasts -- profits to the family of a london nurse. legal experts say the station could face criminal charges without consent from the participants. two australian radio hosts pretended to be queen elizabeth and prince charms and obtained information about the duchess of cambridge being treated at the hospital. the nurse who took the call apparently took her own life. >>> antolin garcia-torres will be in court for three kidnappings today. yesterday, the judge approved an amendment to attach the lamar case with those other crimes. it's reported that he tried to kidnap three women from a safeway parking lot where he worked. prosecutors say he killed sierra lamar and hid her body. >>> there are four cla
to contact the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being over wait is not a constitutionally protected status. >>> check your iphone. the long awaited google maps is coming up, possibly sometime tonight. neither google nor apple would comment. it would be a welcome addition for iphone users who were unhappy with the apple made replacent in. >> if you have been watching abc7 you know we have been raising food for the food beak. it is the share your holiday food drive. we broadcast around the bay area. we were at union square. larry beil and michael finney were in walnut creek. so far we raised $13,000 and more than 2500
the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being over wait is not a constitutionally protected status. >>> check your iphone. the long awaited google maps is coming up, possibly sometime tonight. neither google nor apple would comment. it would be a welcome addition for iphone users who were unhappy with the made replacent in. >> if you have been watching abc7 you know we have been raising food for the food beak. it is the share your holiday food drive. we broadcast around the bay area. we were at union square. larry beil and michael finney were in walnut creek. so far we raised $13,000 and more than 2500 pounds of food. th
and is hoping for an early present here today. from new york city, please welcome kristina white-chagani. hey, kristina. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> yeah, i understand, you don't celebrate christmas just on christmas. that's not enough. >> no, no, why would you waste christmas on just christmas when you could celebrate it all year-round? >> so do you keep a tree all year-round, an artificial tree?
, enjoying the snow. brandi hitt, abc news, new york. >>> we are keeping an eye on flight delays here. a check of our local airports show no delays so far this morning. sfo, oakland, san jose departures and arrivals on time now. that could change as the morning goes on if you are flight tracker on abc7news.com. >>> if it does change it won't be because of the rain not today with >> let's check in with mike. >>> low clouds, other than that it is dry. we'll keep an eye on the clouds. let's talk about temperatures waiting for you when you step out 40s this morning. temperatures are not as cool as they could be, thanks to the cloud cover, 40 fairfield and livermorel6.o, 41 concord, 2 napa, 43 san jose, 45has. oakl, 48 san francisco. mostly cloudy, 40s through 7:00. increasing sunshine, low 50s at noon, low to mid 50s through 4:00, then once that sunsets clouds go away, temperatures drop into the low to mid 40s during the evening. you don't need the umbrella vñ just sunglasses.xr tomorrow umbrellas back so is the light rain. low to mid 50s. few showers saturday low 50s, driest day and br
post and the new york times later in the week as part of its come together campaign. >> rumors that a second generation ipad mini with eight right now display is set to lions ahead of apple's typical annual schedule that share have been swirling. now it appears that apple's full- size ipad may be sticking to its new semi and release schedule. new reports suggest that apple's plans to launch a new standard, lauder 9.7 in. ipad as soon as march 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, but march was also suggested in recent red ipad mini remorse. >> we will be right back. heavy snowfall in the sierra is causing dangerous conditions for skiers. in the past three days, two people have died and two others have been injured after being called in separate avalanches. kron 4 urs of charles clifford has details. >> a snow border was caught in an avalanche on monday. they stated that heavy amounts of new snow is sitting on unstable snow which is causing danger. during this latest cause of dangers they have issued advisories are around tahoe. this
time in school. select schools in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york, and tennessee they are all scheduled to announce today they are adding 300 hours of class time to the school calendar. they have not said if they plan to make the school day longer or extend the school year. supporters of the extra class time say it will help those students that are struggling and allow for a more well rounded curriculum. >>> time now 5:24. tara is back. what happened on the altamont pass? >> we had that earlier accident we've been talking about. a high speed chp chase where a patrol car flipped over allie rasmus will be live on the scene in a few minutes. right now let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. there is very little backup. it will change within the hour. and in oakland a shot of 880 the headlights are those heading southbound toward hayward. and 680 near the sunol grade southbound traffic on the right hand side there again same story. no delays to report. 5:25 here is steve. >>> we have a little quieter pattern. i think it's well deserved. we don't get out o
the company hiring hyatt regency santa clara california army national guard new york life insurance and financial services as well as sleep trai train. so bring resume to the double tree hotel in san jose from noon until 4 tomorrow and maybe there's an opportunity there to find the kind of job you are looking for. now the feel good story in connecticut. 10-year-old james is developmentally disable. he play was lego to help feel better. now for 2 years james saved every penny he had until he had 100 dollars to buy a lego train set. by the time he saved enough money lego had discontinued making that train. so james wrote a letter to lego which his father posted on you tube asking if the company could help him find one of the sets. logo wrote back apologizing but guess what? several days lateary box arrived at the door from leg o. hidden camera the parents recorded the whole thing. watch. >> i finally have this. [ screaming. about. >> isn't that exciting. sweet kid. finally got. that lego sent him a set along with a letter thanking james for loyalty to the company. the boy c
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